Level 1: Beginner's & Refresher - Browse Sewing Classes & Courses

Are you completely new to sewing? The sewing courses & classes below are perfect if you've never used a sewing machine, or even picked up a needle, fabric or pins. 
Or if you've forgotten how sew or feel nervous about machine sewing & you want a refresher of the basics of using a sewing machine, these courses & classes will rebuild your skills and confidence

Join a small group of others with similar skills (or lack of!) on our Beginner level workshops or even smaller mixed level groups in our Stitch Classes (both below) where total beginners to machine sewing join us every day. Once you've completed one beginner class or course you will be considered an Improver, so could then come to any of our Improver level courses/classes

We have a Learn to Use a Sewing Machine Programme of easy intro projects which you can follow in regular Stitch Classes or One-to-one lessons - find out more here

Browse courses & classes:

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More useful info...

Pop in:
If you want to pop in and see the space and or have a chat before you book your first class call on 07958964810 or book onto one our free advice and chat sessions above

Sewing machines:
We provide Janome 525s sewing machines* which are ideal for beginners and similar to many others in the shops so great to learn on - or bring your own if you prefer and we'll help you learn how to use it with confidence

Other beginner classes we offer at Sew In Brighton:

  • For all levels children's sewing classes click here
  • For beginner Lampshade making click here
  • For Overlocking for beginner overlocker users click here

Here's a reminder of all our Experience Levels:

  • Beginner
    - You're brand new to sewing, never sat at a sewing machine or picked up a hand sewing needle, never pinned & cut fabric
    - You want to re-learn/refresh the machine sewing basics from scratch
  • Improver - You have used and threaded up a sewing machine before, sewn in a straight line following a seam allowance, perhaps made a small item like a bag or cushion - but may need a reminder
  • Intermediate - You've made at least 2 simple items of clothing with a sewing machine
  • Experienced - You've made 5 or more items of clothing using a sewing machine, including set in sleeves & are confident sewing unsupervised

*Sewing Machines: our in-class 'Janome 525S' sewing machines are lent to us from Janome. They are non computerised so very easy to use and are replaced every 18 months. These are sold locally at Brighton Sewing Centre & Varneys (details here) should you like them and fancy getting your own

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